Trend Talk 1

Outcomes for Students Enrolled in Inclusive Higher Ed Programs in the Midwest

Oct. 26 | 2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Presented By 

Jonathan Lidgus

Session Description:

This trend talk will share data and information from the over 15 years of Inclusive Higher Education programs in Missouri. The signing of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 launched the growth of inclusive post-secondary programs (IPSE) for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Now Missouri is home to three IPSE programs at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Central Missouri, and Missouri State University. With more programs in development the presenters will review the impact that IPSE programs in the state have had on the students enrolled in them. Through visuals the presenters will review outcome data in the programs as it relates to employment, independent living, community connection, and academics. This presentation will show through data and discussion the impact the IPSE has had on the state and region, and help attendees gain a better understanding of the importance of these programs for quality-of-life outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

Jonathan Lidgus

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